Today is the first day of February, which means the $100 Challenge has officially begun. We are looking for individuals, families, or a group of friends who can find the most creative way to Give Up To Give $100.
Here is what your $100 will do for the Congolese students who are being supported by Giving Back To Africa. Just $100 allows 10 students to participate in a Community Service Action--one of the most vital aspects of the servant leadership educational curriculum. During the Community Service Actions, the students go out into their community and pass on in intentional and empowering ways what they have learned. For example, the last unit the students at Centre Salisa (where Giving Back to Africa works) completed was about waste management. At the end of the waste management unit, the students went out and shared with families in the community better ways to handle waste. Not only does this pass their education on to others in their community, the Community Service Actions also empower the students to share what they have learned, to lead by example, and to feel confident in their ability to teach others. The students learn, change, and grow, and so does the community. The waste management curriculum culminated in the students and the community coming together on a regular basis to work together to clean up their streets. You can read more about the Community Service Actions here.
As you can see, $100 can go a long way in empowering student leaders and making positive changes in their community at a grassroots level and in a sustainable way. So gather your family or a group of your friends and figure out a creative way you can Give Up To Give $100.
*And if you need any extra motivation, we are offering 2 prizes (that themselves benefit work in the Congo) for the most creative Giving Up To Give donations--goat milk soap wrapped in beautiful Congolese fabric, and chocolate made in the Congo.